The Force Awakens The Black Series 6-Inch Deluxe Figures
Item No.: No. E0333
Includes: Lizard, trooper, prod, saddle, rifle
Action Feature: n/a
Availability: April 2018
Appearances: Star Wars
Bio: Sandtroopers dispatched to desert worlds wear specialized gear and are nicknamed sandtroopers. Sandtroopers ewar standard stormtrooper armor augmented with cooling units, a helmet sand filter, and a survival backpack with extra rations and water. While hunting for the Death Star plans on Tatooine, sandtroopers used native dewbacks as mounts. Rugged reptiles with thick hides, dewbacks are plodding but reliable mounts. When prodded by their riders, they are capable of brief bursts of surprising speed. (Taken from the figure's packaging.)
Image: Adam's photo lab.
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The Dewback itself is a bizarre triumph, mixing new and old versions of the creature. There are jointed claws. There are rocker ankles. The front legs have lateral joints. The tail moves. The mouth opens, and there's an articulated tongue. It's good. The sculpted detail seems to lean heavily on the old Kenner toy with feet that don't quite seem to be the chicken legs of the special editions, but they don't match any existing incarnation perfectly. It's a new thing, and it works - the head and the mouth are so close to the original Kenner toy and movie puppet that most fans are going to just love it in spite of the stubby tail and possibly truncated proportions. It sort of hews close to Sideshow's design, but there's more going on here than that.
Collector's Notes: I got mine from Entertainment Earth.
Day 2,477: April 30, 2018